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post #16 of 22
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Wow. So they're $1200+ shoes then.

But where's the fancy box?
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Ercolino and Peterman seems like strange pairing. Ercolino, I thought, only does bespoke, and it's pricey, even by London standards. I didn't think he had the capabilty to produce higher numbers of RTW shoes at a competitive price. And his name is not well known enough to drive RTW sales if they are simply rebadged shoes. I wonder what explains this.

I seem to remember the Peterman catalog pushing Ercolinos fifteen years ago - the last time I was on their mailing list.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
Wow. So they're $1200+ shoes then.

post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Ercolino and Peterman seems like strange pairing. Ercolino, I thought, only does bespoke, and it's pricey, even by London standards. I didn't think he had the capabilty to produce higher numbers of RTW shoes at a competitive price. And his name is not well known enough to drive RTW sales if they are simply rebadged shoes. I wonder what explains this.

This is the riddle, I think. Ercolino seems to admit that the shoes are not made in-house. And yet the prices are astronomical. Custom-made--described on the site as, "The client selects the last shape, leather and style. I match your individual measurements to the closest fitting standard last size."--starts at $2600. Bespoke starts $1000 higher.
The styles and lasts are a cut above the usual suspects and may well all be of Ercolino's own design. But it's hard to imagine who's biting at these prices. There are an awful lot of fine options when you go above $2500. These seem more like $800-900 shoes. Of course I paid significantly less than the CA sales tax would have been here so I'm only complaining from a theoretical vantage point. But still.
Anyway, thanks for all the helpful replies. Oh, and LK, I assume the box was at one point in back of the thrift store and can now probably be found somewhere in South City.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Ercolino and Peterman seems like strange pairing. Ercolino, I thought, only does bespoke, and it's pricey, even by London standards. I didn't think he had the capabilty to produce higher numbers of RTW shoes at a competitive price. And his name is not well known enough to drive RTW sales if they are simply rebadged shoes. I wonder what explains this.

Peterman loves to find or have made quirky, exclusive stuff. Usually, of course, it is not co-branded, but these probably came from the period immediately before the bankruptcy, when Peterman was experimenting with all kinds of things. I have a pair of Justin cowboy boots from about the same period, sold by Peterman. it's possible it was part of an effort to pick out certain American makers and sell them with the Peterman mystique.

Peterman himself might be able to offer an explanation, if asked.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by pejsek View Post
This is the riddle, I think. Ercolino seems to admit that the shoes are not made in-house. And yet the prices are astronomical. Custom-made--described on the site as, "The client selects the last shape, leather and style. I match your individual measurements to the closest fitting standard last size."--starts at $2600. Bespoke starts $1000 higher.

If this is true, this guy could be the biggest shyster in the clothing business. Makes TB look like a boy scout.
post #22 of 22
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There are an awful lot of fine options when you go above $2500.

Probably you mean there are an awful lot of options on the way to $ 2500 and a few fine options when you can bite more...

Dainite is a good indicator for the English origin. In the rest of Europe "Vibram" and "Rax" are the preferred brands for soles.
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